I have heard of Joey Pepperoni before, but I was only able to have the opportunity to try its food last week. The place exudes New York casualness. But, of course, food is Italian-American. I expected something more like the common mall pizzas I encounter but I was definitely proven wrong.
Joey Pepperoni offers a variety of pizzas (see Joey Pepperoni’s menu) but I tend to like the simpler flavors. Pepperoni and mushroom pizza does not disappoint. And good news for those who want to try Joey Pepperoni pizzas for the first time, there’s an ongoing promo of getting 2 8″ pizzas for only P199. The two pizza flavors available for this promo are pepperoni mushroom and beef and onion. I suggest that you try getting the pepperoni and mushroom one.
Now, who doesn’t love lasagna? Especially one that’s got lots and lots of cheese on it? Definitely one winner on the list. However, I like the carbonara better. Sorry, though, if I wasn’t able to take a photo of it. It seems that I’m not the only one who enjoyed it that much hehe.
My rating (for lasagna):
My rating (for carbonara):
And for my favorite part of the meal (desserts!), we have several entrees. Frozen cappuccino mud pie is made up of layers of vanilla ice cream, coffee crumble ice cream, and tasty cookie crust, drizzled with chocolate syrup. I love all the layers but I find some difficulty cutting the cookie layer with my dessert fork.
Brownie ala mode is a fudge brownie topped with vanilla ice cream. This has been done in several unique ways, but I guess, the resto wanted to stick with the original. The brownie’s chewy as it should be. But I’m afraid it really wasn’t that memorable for me.
But, wait! There’s still gelato!
Joey Pepperoni actually makes its own gelato and have several amazing flavors. I’ve tried the strawberry and tastes great. However, Chef Giorgio, currently the Executive Chef of Joey Pepperoni, recommends trying the pistachio gelato with some lemon slice. Hmmm! Maybe I’ll have to go back to try that next time.